Today marks the start of a new stage in the campaign for Alaa Abd El Fattah: 25 Days to #FreeAlaa There are two critical dates coming up that will determine whether Alaa is going to spend more years in prison or if there could be hope for his release. 30th of September: The defendants in the case known as ‘Insulting the Judiciary’ will be sentenced. If found guilty the sentence can be anything between a fine and further years in a maximum security prison.
PRESS RELEASE Madagascar's National Assembly has quietly adopted a cybercrime law that provides for prison sentences for anyone insulting or defaming a state representative online. Debated and passed without anyone knowing, the law has been the hot topic for journalists, bloggers and social network users ever since they learned of its existence. Any of them could be imprisoned if a court were to decide that something they posted on the Internet had slighted or maligned an official.